Secret Society of Second-Born Royals Director on Planning Sequels

secret-society-of-second-born-royals-cast-sliceFrom director Anna Mastro and based on an original story by Alex Litvak, Andrew Green and Austin Winsberg, the Disney+ original film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals follows Sam (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a rebellious teenager whose royal lineage makes her second-born status something of an afterthought to her family. But when she learns that she has superpowers because of a genetic trait attributed only to those that are like her, it’s up to her to find her inner superhero and create her own legacy.

During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Anna Mastro talked about how she got attached to direct this project, blending the royal family genre with the superhero genre, the elements of the story that most spoke to her, the journey she’s taken as a director, how much the script changes over the course of making the movie, assembling this team of

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In ‘Secret Society Of Second-Born Royals,’ The Disney Princesses Are Superheroes Too

Along with High School Musical and Descendants, The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals may be yet another example of Disney Channel beating Disney’s theatrical departments in the arena of new live-action movie franchises.

The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals was, over the weekend, the most-watched movie on Disney
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+, and the second most-watched item behind The Simpsons (yes, The Mickey Mouse Club is in the top three, as always). It’s less broad and patronizing than the first Descendants movie (the sequels got better when the kids took center stage over the vamping adults) but less “This is unlike anything we’ve seen in a while” than that first High School Musical. Moreover, it makes the classic franchise mistakes of A) existing as a glorified TV pilot and B) taking a story that doesn’t need to be a superhero story and turning it

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Inside the Stunts of Disney’s ‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals’ (Watch)

Disney’s ‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals’ features princesses, superheroes and action. Now streaming on Disney Plus, the film follows Sam (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), the second-born princess of the kingdom of Illyria. She lives in the shadow of her perfect older sister, Eleanor (Ashley Liao).

Sam is sent to summer school, and discovers she’s actually entered a training program for second-born royals, who each have unique superpowers to help secretly protect their kingdoms. There, she’s joined by fellow second-borns January (Isabella Blake-Thomas), Tuma (Niles Fitch), Roxana (Olivia Deeble) and Matteo (Faly Rakotohavana) to learn from their instructor James (Skylar Astin).

For director Anna Mastro, ensuring the safety of her cast was of upmost importance. Mastro recruited Matt Mullins (“Ford v. Ferrari”) as her trusted stunt coordinator to work with the team and train them in their newfound superpowers.

How did working with a group of kids differ from working with an

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‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals’ Breaks Down the Show’s Stunts

Disney’s ‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals’ features princesses, superheroes and action. Now streaming on Disney Plus, the film follows Sam (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), the second-born princess of the kingdom of Illyria. She lives in the shadow of her perfect older sister, Eleanor (Ashley Liao).

Sam is sent to summer school, and discovers she’s actually entered a training program for second-born royals, who each have unique superpowers to help secretly protect their kingdoms. There, she’s joined by fellow second-borns January (Isabella Blake-Thomas), Tuma (Niles Fitch), Roxana (Olivia Deeble) and Matteo (Faly Rakotohavana) to learn from their instructor James (Skylar Astin).

For director Anna Mastro, ensuring the safety of her cast was of upmost importance. Mastro recruited Matt Mullins (“Ford v. Ferrari”) as her trusted stunt coordinator to work with the team and train them in their newfound superpowers.

How did working with a group of kids differ from working with an

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A Parents’ Guide to Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND BORN ROYALS, from left: Faly Rakotohavana, Niles Fitch, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Olivia Deeble, Isabella Blake-Thomas, 2020. ph: John Medland /  Disney+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

Disney princesses get an upgrade in the Disney+ original movie Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, which premiered on Disney+ on Sept. 25. The fearless princesses and princes in this live-action film actually join a top-secret training program reserved for second-born royals, with one goal: to save the world! (No sleeping for practically an entire movie or getting married at 16 years old here.) The movie stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) as Princess Samantha of Illyria, Niles Fitch (Miss Virginia) as Tuma, Isabella Blake-Thomas (Doctor Who) as January, Olivia Deeble (Home and Away) as Princess Roxana, Faly Rakotohavana (Nightmare Cinema) as Matteo, Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as Professor James Morrow, Elodie Yung (Daredevil) as Queen Catherine, and more.

As Sam grows bored of the princess life that she doesn’t fit in with, her mom sends

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Everything We Know About “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals” Sequel

From Seventeen

Disney+’s latest hit, Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, is finally here and it’s totally the superhero film that you’ve been waiting for. In this new story, second-born royal family members have powers and it’s their job to protect the crown before someone takes it for themselves. From power stealing to cloning, there’s almost nothing that these new recruits can’t handle. So will we be seeing them again in a Secret Society of Second-Born Royals sequel? And will our favorite characters all come back for a brand new mission?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Secret Society of Second-Born Royals sequel.

*Major spoilers for Secret Society of Second-Born Royals below!*

Is a Secret Society of Second-Born Royals sequel actually happening?

It certainly seems like there’s more to the story, especially after that crazy ending. However, nothing is official in terms of a sequel. The cast

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Where Was Secret Society of Second-Born Royals Filmed?


The Disney+ film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals hit the streaming site on Sept. 25, catapulting us into a world of regal, heroic grandeur. The aptly titled movie — starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Niles Fitch, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Noah Lomax, and Faly Rakotohavana — centers on a group of young secondborn royals who develop superpowers to protect the kingdom of Illyria.

While the province seems like a faraway land, it’s merely movie magic as the film was actually shot in Ontario, Canada, during the summer of 2019. Most of production took place in Downtown Toronto, and the school where the teens hone their abilities was lodged at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Many of the school scenes were filmed specifically in the Hart House Building, which the university describes as “a student-focused centre for the arts, dialogue, and wellness.”

During production, some of the castmates shared snaps from their Toronto filming

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